Using Hypnosis for Relaxation
After a hard day at the office (or in any other industry) it’s good to come home and to be able to relax, taking a few minutes to let go of all the stresses of the day, this way you can enjoy your evening/weekend to the fullest.
There are several techniques that will help you to relax and today you will learn a visualisation technique that I use in hypnotherapy sessions. It is good to read through this exercise before using it on yourself.
Certain Things Will Happen
If you have kids, a wife/husband or even a dog, you know that when you arrive home they want to talk about their day, play and hug you or lick your face depending on who it is who greats you.
Your family and pets do this because they love you and want to share things with you, they don’t know if you have had a good or bad day or how stressed or relaxed you are feeling. In most cases this initial welcome will only last around 5 minutes, so prepare yourself – when you arrive home the first 5 minutes is all about your loved ones, put everything else aside and spend the whole 5 minutes focused on your family and pets.
After this initial 5 minutes of love and affection, they will get on with their own task, the kids will play with their toys, the partner may read a book or watch TV and the dog will curl up in its basket. Now you have your time to relax.
Breathing and Relaxing
Second tell your loved ones that you will be down in 5 minutes and that you don’t want to be disturbed
Find a quite room and turn off your phone, as you don’t want to be interrupted. Ideally sit in a reclining chair and take of your shoes. When ready, turn on your relaxing music.
1. Take a deep breath.
2. Imagine all the muscles in your body relaxing; imagine the mussels in your forehead relaxing, the mussels in your cheeks and jaw, relaxing. Imagine all the mussels in your back and shoulders relaxing. All the mussels in your arms and legs relaxing. Relax all your mussels.
3. As you relax, imagine you are on a beach and see the beach from the eyes of the you on the beach. See what you can see, hear what you can hear. Smell the smells of the beach and taste the taste of the sea and beach, feel the feelings that all these senses are picking up.
4. Spend 5 minutes walking along the beech, feel the sand between your toes, hearing the crunching of the sand with every step you take. Hear the sound of the waves, feel the spray on your face, taste the sea air with every breath you take which makes you feel more relaxed. Really feel like you are walking along a relaxing beach.
5. As you walk to the end of the beech you will feel more relaxed and distressed, take in a new breath and open your eyes.
This simple exercise when completed every night will help you feel more relaxed each time you use it, as you associate your beach to the feeling of relaxation. You will be amazed how completing a small relaxation visualisation exercise for 5 minutes can help you feel more calm and relaxed.
We all need to relax a little more, if you have strong negative emotions such as stress, anxiety and worry then a hypnotherapist can help you. Book a session today.
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